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Man Sues Mississippi Funeral Home For Allegedly Refusing To Cremate The Body Of His Male Partner Of 52 Years

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Our hearts are breaking for Jack Zawadski.

The 83-year-old Mississippi resident lost his recent husband and romantic partner of 52 years, Robert Huskey, in May 2016.

Due to Huskey's deteriorating health, arrangements were already made with the Picayune Funeral Home prior to the 86-year-old's death.

But after the funeral home found out through paperwork that Robert was married to another man, they allegedly refused to handle the dead body because it doesn't "deal with their kind."

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The two were childhood friends in Chicago in the 1940s, and due to a mutual friend's urging, reconnected 20 years later and fell in love. They spent the their lives teaching special education classes around the country before retiring to Picayune, Mississippi 20 years ago.

When gay marriage was legalized in 2015, Zawadski and Huskey became the first gay couple to get hitched in Hancock County — but soon after, Huskey's health started to decline.

After Huskey fell extremely ill before his death from congestive heart failure, Zawadski's great nephew, John Gaspari, made arrangements with the local funeral home where he was assured everything would be "taken care of."

But the home failed to mention they only take care of grieving spouses of heterosexual nature. Zawadski explained to People:

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